Thing is, I still love it all! For a 5 year old flourishing artist, very little could compare to a treat of a box of fresh new crayons and a thick pad of paper.I had the title of "Class Artist" in 5th grade when I first had the realization that there was something extremely rewarding, self empowering, and very fulfilling in creating a visual "present" to share with the world. I have never let go of that basic understanding.
Education was a great motivator to further my creative desires and I attended Norwich, Connecticut's Norwich Free Academy 5th Year Art Program, graduating with high honors in 1986. I migrated to Boston and earned a BFA with high honors in Illustration at Massachusetts College of Art and was awarded the singular Art School Associates Trust Fund Award for Excellence for 1991. Local and remote art associations and societies, along with juried and gallery shows, help me continue to stay connected to the vast community of working artists and the current art world at large.
Through the years, I explored many hands-on mediums...graphite, colored pencils, oils, acrylics, clay, watercolor, silk screen printing, etching, mono printing, scratch board, mosaics, quilting, artist trading cards, hot and cold glass, cake decorating, to mention a few. And in 1992, I added to the mix of mediums with visual multimedia: PC game illustration, software application graphics, and web design. At this time, my medium of choice is pastels, which immensely inspire me to investigate color and form and allow me to describe life's experiences in a language I love. This intensity of bold and fearless pastel color marked upon paper can hold its command from any view one chooses.I yearn for 100 hours in each day to begin to empty the myriad of images and fluid thoughts that accumulate in my mind daily. I do not believe that I'll ever be done with my wish list of creative interests and that suits me fine. I've only just begun. The journey of life is to be treasured yet devoured and downright used up, each and every precious second, with the wild passion of heart and soul that seeks to be heard in each one of us. Create. Learn. Share.